Verizon Snags the HTC DROID DNA

Verizon Snags the HTC DROID DNA

Just in case you had any illusions that phones weren’t headed solidly into phablet territory, here comes the latest fully loaded 5″ device to challenge your phone-carrying pockets.

Verizon Snags the HTC DROID DNAnote the spiffy red racing strip on the DNA’s side

Today the DROID DNA by HTC was announced, and it will be available before the end of the month.

The DROID DNA by HTC features a vibrant 5-inch Full HD 1080p super LCD 3 screen that rivals traditional HDTV’s. At 440 PPI, the screen packs the highest pixel density available on a smartphone. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor and backed by Verizon’s 4G LTE network speeds, the DROID DNA by HTC delivers optimal performance you can count on.

The Droid DNA will include a rear facing 8-megapixel f/2.0 28mm wide-angle lens, HTC ImageSense, the HTC ImageChip, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and Beats Audio. It will also have a  2,020 mAh battery, 2G of RAM, and it will be running the latest Android™ 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean).

Sounds pretty spiffy, right? If you are eager to get your hands on one, you can pre-order starting today at The DROID DNA will be $199.99 with a two-year customer agreement.

 Verizon Snags the HTC DROID DNA

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1 Comment on "Verizon Snags the HTC DROID DNA"

  1. Uriah Romero | December 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm |

    I was due for a upgrade, so I’m glad that Verizon got the DNA. I think the Droid DNA has more than enough speed and power to back up the 1080p display. I have a DNA, and I can’t begin to explain how good shows look on it. I like using the DISH Remote Access app, which lets me stream live TV through the Sling Adapter I have connected to my receiver. The app is useful when I can’t be home to watch my shows since it works anywhere. One of my DISH coworkers also has a Droid DNA, and we can both agree that there is no better phone to
    watch TV on.

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